CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 2) - Continental Tire North America Inc. will raise prices Oct. 1 in the U.S. on all Continental, General and other Conti proprietary brand passenger and light truck tires by up to 6 percent.
The price increase — a result of escalating transportation and raw materials costs, including natural rubber — will vary by market line and/or tire size, Conti said. It follows a price hike of up to 5.5 percent on July 1 in Canada on the same products.
Conti last raised prices on consumer tires in the U.S. on April 2 by up to 5 percent. On May 1 it raised prices on its Continental, General, Semperit and private brand truck tires by up to 5 percent.